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of the ferry building area. pier 14 is that public walkway just to the south of the building, north and south of that, and then just south of the bay bridge where those vessels would berth on a temporary basis. also, the ac 45 adn ac 42 catamarans need to moore around pier 42. they have to amend the plan in order to allow that activity to go forward. they would also issue a major permit for the entire event, and we will talk about that a little bit more in this presentation because part of that major permits will require some permanent public access improvements to port property. i will breeze through the federal and state approvals. the army corps of engineers
typically approves construction activities in federal waters along the port's jurisdiction. we are consulting with both the united states fish and wildlife service and the national marine fisheries service to look at impacts on endangered species listed at the federal level. national historic preservation act compliance with respect to historic resources. the state lands commission will weigh in on dredging activities in some of the waterfront areas through adoption of the lease. the regional water quality control board takes a number of actions with respect to the event. there is section 401 water quality certification. there are construction permits, storm water pollution prevention plans, etc.
california department of fish and game is looking at impacts -- potential impacts on state listed species, and the bay area air quality management district will have to act on some construction-related air permits. there are non-construction- related promotions that are required at the federal level as well. these are principally the park service through ggnra and san francisco maritime historic park approving the use of the field and aquatic park as primary event locations. presidio trust may have to act with respect to some areas, and as we discussed earlier, the united states coast guard has to issue a marine even permit and a special local regulation governing activities on the bay.
these permits are the focus of kelly capone's efforts on behalf of the port of the city. it is very complicated work. that is sort of the overview of the approval process. now, the fun part is to see what is going to be happening at the different venues. i would like to invite david to come up and talk about that. >> good evening, commissioners. thanks. i am sure we did you have seen
some of this information already presented, so i will not spend too much time, but i did want to walk through and talk about some of the changes we are making. we're making some slight modifications. we are not doing anything drastic, but some of these plans do have some slight refinements. in particular, this one is a little bit difficult to see. working closely on insuring public access. there is an interagency working group that has been providing input into the purveying process, and out of that, bcdc has been a participant, providing public access long after the event would occur. the yellow places are indicated where some of the temporary access would be. we will do closeups on these so you will be able to see better as we go along. again, some of the changes here
-- basically, after the race, and this will also be the very last slide. i will circle back to this again. you can see some improvements. basically allowing public access and improvements that are still being worked out and discussed. brad touched on the race course. as he had indicated, that there is a much smaller racecourse within this bigger blue and white line -- this is what was presented, but the race course itself really is about where the finish line is and then goes over to about where golden gate bridge is. 2012 stays pretty much on the west side of alcatraz island, so it is fairly close to the shoreline. in 2013, it is slightly bigger than that. you can also see the red dot
deadlines on here where it says spectator boating areas. both inside where you see the transit channels going through their as well as along the waterfront, and the ones that are along the waterfront in particular are still being discussed. there is concern that the votes being allowed to park in those might block views from the shoreline. those continue to be discussed in more detail. the larger vessels are for the to the back and on the other side, and we will have some 3d images so you can see what those look like. in 2012, the main difference between 2012 and 2013 -- these are all the locations where things are going to take place -- really centered on the marina green. the marina green will serve as the main village for america's cup. things like hospitality and entertainment and media, etc., will be there. i will walk through the plan and
each of these areas in more detail. we are dealing with it in terms of getting nps an clearance required for that. aquatic park. after some them cut to ensure that there is enough activity in aquatic park, so we will be discussing that a little bit. then, we have piers 30/32, which are planned to have the basis for the team spirit of it is not done in time, hear 80 will be the team basis, and i will walk you through each of these areas. just to bring some clarity, there are other locations such as alcatraz island. in the lower right-hand corner, you can see when the time is planned for this. this will only be used in existing facilities in the evenings if the event authority decides to have some private
event, so there is no spectator viewing or anything planned for the island using existing facilities for a few evening things within the course of the race period. we have the same thing here. we would just use the pier, and they would set up a temporary tent. you would still have public access along the outside, and it would be used for functions, and he says between 10:00 and 5:00 p.m., and it may go a little longer, but it would not be on an everyday basis. it would be set up, have the event, and take it down again. there's also some tv locations and satellite dishes that will be located here in locations that would obviously be discussed and worked out for those appropriate approvals. so here we are. we did start this process working very closely with a lot of them but, making sure that
limiting the impacts -- that is why you see all the activities here, the program activities focused on the center, so we would have bleachers. those bleachers' their under number two in the yellow, that would accommodate roughly 4800 people. you can see a tent there for some activity, some concessions and some other things. you can see under number four, a book display. a really big part of this making interactive is having some of the books on display. in this case, this would be not one of the racing votes but one of the votes in a previous race. you can see an even stage, and we also have concessions. we also discussed the fact that we have to have under items 7, 8, 3, 5, and 5, having enough restrooms. having enough areas for safety and red cross, etc., to cover the crowds that might be expected through this area. as you can see, most of this
still allows public access, and the park can be used in the way it was designed to be used during an even. we are now going over to east christie field and west green marina area. portion of this is still on nps land, mostly the left hand side where you see the yellow line going from top to bottom, separates with that boundary essentially is. under item six, again, we will have bleachers, approximately seating 1400 people. what is different about this plan at a slightly different than in the eir , for instance, is working through this and showing the desire to have public access and circulation around that. that is something we have been working through, insuring that the facilities are properly placed. again, these are all temporary facilities. in this case, we would all be taken down after the race.
one of the requirements to use the land, and we're working closely with them to use some educational programs. here, we have the marina green. 2012 will be the main village, which is different. in 2013, that will shift to a rigid to pierce 27 through 29. this is really the center of activity that is going to take place here, in particular long waterfront. you can see the temporary docks installed right in front, and you can see under no. 13 there, those are actually race votes that would come out of the water. we would have a crane their, temporarily located to bring the votes in when they are not raising and right when the race
starts, they go into the water so it is clear and open. they are essentially collapsible cradles that can be moved to the sides of it allows the area to open back to the public to allow them to you. we also have hospitality tents. we have concessions. some of the things we have been doing also is responding to the number of in-water things. we have reduced some of the docks and some of the way the attenuators and things like that in some of the programs, so that has been reducing the amount of in-water impacts. we originally had 15 maury locations, and we're down to 10 in the water there -- we originlook like when it is -- [no audio] >> ok, david. very good. >> this is now a perspective of the marina green, what it might look like when it is set up. there's still, beside the large tents, which have somewhat transparent side, they're still
quite a bit of circulation of public access. main concept was to allow transparency through from the street side out to the waterfront and not block views. you can still see through most of the land here. another perspective here. you can see golden gate bridge. again, these are temporary facilities allowing a lot of you transparency right through. also in 2012, using existing facilities at fort mason, under one there, would be used for private events. no new construction or anything like that. two and three would be for media operations and international broadcast center as well. aquatics parked -- this was discussed quite a bit. there were a lot of commons. in particular, what you can see here that is different -- you
can see the hatch area allowing the people from the dolphins club to swim and the rowing club. we were just trying to bring clarity. that was always the case. in this case, we have moved the video barge that is still propose, further back. basically, that area in the center is to keep people out of the area in the center, but you still have the public circulation for swimming and for non-motorized votes along the edges as well. discussions with nps have really encouraged to look at the visitors and see if we can capture more people in this area in particular just because it already has the natural amphitheater already built in, and it can accommodate people fairly well. so here we are at pier 26, 20, 30, and 32. tent is to use 30/32 for the set
up. you can see people have to again allowing public access through their. that was a clarity item to ensure that was there. then, basically, you have the behind-the-scenes things that would take place as well. again, if this was not completed in 2012 in time, this would be set up at pier 80. here is a view of what that will look like. you have two cranes that would again be lifting the votes in and out of the water for the teams to get at. all this stuff goes away after the race, of course. another perspective of that. allowing that public corridor through there would allow some viewing opportunities to see behind the scenes and see the excitement and preparation that takes place. here is peer 80 and what it will look like in 2012. there is also a back up for 2013
as well as there is additional need for space, it would be used for that as well. in this case, public access is not indicated on here and has been discussed, so this is really set up for the team, and we continue had discussions about that. 2013 is essentially the same. i will not spend a lot of time on this, but as i mentioned, we will be shifting from the marina green over two years 27 through 29, but most of the same activities would occur -- overture -- over to piers 27 through 29. nighttime temporary uses and the tent structure on the pier. everything is programmed in the center the exact same way. the same thing with christie field east and west marina green. exact same configuration plan
for 2013. all temporary stuff that would be put up and taken down. the marina green would be set up essentially the same. because a number of estimated visitors that we are expecting -- then it could accommodate people here as well as at the village. they would be broadcasting obviously at both locations. again, what it would look like -- the same in 2012 as in 2013. no major changes. the one distinct change -- as you will notice in the water, going back to the plans, we do not have temporary docks and so forth. we are not looking votes in and out of the water. again, the same views you are going to see out. same thing for fort mason would be used. essentially the same period and aquatic park. i think the final one here would be -- yes. here is the main village now and
2013, as i mentioned. if you look at the top there, the purple hat going where number one is. those other votes would be lifted in and out of the water with a crane put in place. when the race is going on, the public and fully access that area. then we have two, which is where the cruise terminal would be eventually built. plan is to have part of the show built, and then the site can be used for the rest of the event. 14 has an amphitheater that will seek up to about 4000. if you look at 14 that is in yellow, and of the seating area that accommodates about another -- i think 1200 or something like that. about 5500 seating on this area. you can see the other activities here, basically educational things fear behind the scenes, you see four there.
again, one of the things we have been discussing -- you can see on the right-hand side there appear 19th year the left-hand side, pier 23. hast public access, and request they made to ensure that there is public access. i will switch to what it will look like eventually. here is what it will look like in perspective. another perspective from another direction. you can see the amphitheater. we are showing the actual terminal in place if it would get done in time for the event. here is the perspective of showing what i to look like with the votes during a race and after the race when the votes are gone. you have this view across the bay. this is a temporary situation during the race, after the race,
and across the water. a lot of open viewing, which is important, and encouraged by the agencies, allowing public access for all. here we are, showing again appears -- piers 30 and 32. there is similar to what you saw before. same perspective. again circling back to where it started, the yellow indicating again, in this case, following the event where bcdc has recommended marina green, the grand street wharf, and the project to occur as improvements after the event. that is it for me. thanks. >> thank you very much, david.
that concludes our presentation. we look forward to coming back in mid-december, and i am available to answer any questions you may have. >> we will take some public comment. we have some cards. dave stock sale. still here? i do not think so. ernestine weiss? >> i must say, that was a very thorough report. my people and a lot of people around the city are asking me whether or not they will approve halving screens on ferry park for people to view it. obviously, not everybody can get to the places that are assigned for viewing along the waterfront. i would like to know if that would be able to take place. >> thank you.
mike bishop here in the -- like the ship. -- mike bishop. >> good evening. i am the product manager for hanson aggregates. we move about 1 million or 1.5 million tons of sand and gravel through those terminals. generally speaking, we support the america's cup and what it will bring to the city. it does impact our business substantially on our sand mining operations, which happens to be where the race area is. we mine on the tides, so generally, twice a day. we see that there is substantial impact on our mining side.
we bring about 500,000 tons of sand. with that, and just general notes of encroachment of non- maritime businesses into the area, especially down at the cesar chavez cargo area. temporary structures allowing events like the america's cup and even encroaching on pier 80. said there is a very large picture here.
keeping at your maritime businesses, like mine, viable and operating as we look forward in the future with all the developments that you are now contemplating. thank you. >> thank you. any other public comment on this item? questions? no? ok. thank you. ok. 9d, informational presentation and housing development on pork non-trust property. >> commissioners, special projects manager. in consideration of the late hour, they try to take the liberty of speeding through this presentation and little quicker than we might otherwise. the staff report is on the
commission website. staff are available to answer questions about the subject matter. it is fairly dense in some areas, but i will try to be quick. subject matter of the presentation is affordable housing on for property. we are really at the beginning of a policy conversation with the commission and public and advisory groups and other waterfront constituents about these issues. the other issue is really related to peer 70. the project that we have really tried to develop a lot of flexible financing tools for, and we are looking at very substantial and important affordable housing fees that will be owed as a result of development at that site and are trying to think of some ways in
which we can honor our obligations to provide affordable housing as a result of development but have more options available for you as a commission to consider. the jobs-housing linkage ordinance is the main city ordinance that applies to commercial development in the city. it establishes a requirement to pay fees per square foot that are established by a nexus analysis, depending on the type of development, and really, the principle behind the ordinance is that when you create new commercial development, you create new jobs in the city, and people earning a certain income level that create new demand for affordable housing in the city.
these are a way to fulfill that demand. they go into the city-wide affordable housing fund. the fees range for research and development of $15 per square foot on up to $21 per square foot for office space. port projects are subject to these fees. on the residential side, the city has an inclusion very affordable housing program. it requires developers of residential housing to contribute to the affordable housing stock of the city in one of three major ways -- you can pay a fee, like is assessed on the commercial side, to contribute to the construction of affordable housing units equal to 20% of the total market the units in a project. you can build on site affordable units at your residential projects equal to 15% of the total market the units, or, you can develop offsite affordable
units within a mile radius of the project equivalent to 20% of the total market rate units in your project. the codes established are usually relative to some percentage of area median income. the court has i think fairly well understood development challenges associated with most of port property. most is still tidelands. we have numerous structures, whether it appears listed on the national register or appear 70, a new national registered district consisting of some 40 or so industrial buildings. often, they require some level of environmental cleanup.
then, we have bcdc and public trust as administered by state lands. both of those processes are looking at very substantial new public access to the bay. all of these factors make developing on the port very expensive. we have in the past pursued a number of flexible financing solutions, particularly at pier 70. that project has received support from the voters in the form of proposition d, a charter amendment passed some years back that allows the capture of payroll tax and any hotel tax to help fund public improvements at the site. proposition a was a parks fund adopted by voters in 2008 helping to fund parks at pier 70 and other parks along the port.